Alfred T. Goshaw, James B. Duke Professor  

Alfred T. Goshaw

Office Location: 277 Physics Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-2584
Email Address: goshaw@phy.duke.edu
Web Page: http://fds.duke.edu/db/aas/Physics/faculty/goshaw

Specialties:
Experimental high energy physics

Education:
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1966

Research Categories: Experimental elementary particle physics, instrumentation

Research Description: Professor Goshaw current research is focused on the study of Nature's most massive particles, the W and Z bosons (carriers of the weak force), the top quark (discovered in 1994) and the Higgs boson (discovered in 2012). These studies have been carried out at the Fermilab Tevatron collider using the CDF detector and the CERN Large Hadron Collider using the ATLAS detector. Current studies concentrate on measurements of the tri-linear coupling among the photon, W boson and Z boson, as tests of the non-abelian character of the electroweak force carriers, and measurments of propoerties of the Higgs boson.

His research in the next five years will be focused on searches for phenomena beyond those predicted by the Standard Model, using precision measurements of the production of high energy photons, leptons and penetrating neutral particles such as neutrinos. In 2015, this research will be carried out at the high energy frontier using the ATLAS detector with proton-proton collisions at 13 TeV.

Teaching (Fall 2017):

  • Physics 846.01, Top theoretical physics (top) Synopsis
    Hep conference room 278, TuTh Noon-01:15 PM
    "Exploration of the Standard Model"

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Aaboud, M; Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abdallah, J; Abdinov, O; Abeloos, B; Aben, R; AbouZeid, OS; Abraham, NL; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abreu, R; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Adamczyk, L; Adams, DL; Adelman, J; Adomeit, S; Adye, T; Affolder, AA; Agatonovic-Jovin, T; Agricola, J; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Ahlen, SP; Ahmadov, F; Aielli, G; Akerstedt, H; Åkesson, TPA; Akimov, AV; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albrand, S; Alconada Verzini, MJ; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexander, G; Alexopoulos, T et al., Measurement of the [Formula: see text] and [Formula: see text] production cross sections in multilepton final states using 3.2 fb[Formula: see text] of [Formula: see text] collisions at [Formula: see text] = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector., The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields, vol. 77 no. 1 (January, 2017), pp. 40 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Aaboud, M; Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abdallah, J; Abdinov, O; Abeloos, B; Aben, R; AbouZeid, OS; Abraham, NL; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abreu, R; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Adamczyk, L; Adams, DL; Adelman, J; Adomeit, S; Adye, T; Affolder, AA; Agatonovic-Jovin, T; Agricola, J; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Ahlen, SP; Ahmadov, F; Aielli, G; Akerstedt, H; Åkesson, TPA; Akimov, AV; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albrand, S; Verzini, MJA; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexander, G; Alexopoulos, T; Alhroob, M et al., A measurement of the calorimeter response to single hadrons and determination of the jet energy scale uncertainty using LHC Run-1 pp-collision data with the ATLAS detector., The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields, vol. 77 no. 1 (January, 2017), pp. 26 [doi]  [abs].
  3. Aaboud, M; Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abdallah, J; Abdinov, O; Abeloos, B; AbouZeid, OS; Abraham, NL; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abreu, R; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Adachi, S; Adamczyk, L; Adams, DL; Adelman, J; Adomeit, S; Adye, T; Affolder, AA; Agatonovic-Jovin, T; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Ahlen, SP; Ahmadov, F; Aielli, G; Akerstedt, H; Åkesson, TPA; Akimov, AV; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albrand, S; Alconada Verzini, MJ; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexander, G; Alexopoulos, T; Alhroob, M; Ali, B et al., Measurement of jet activity produced in top-quark events with an electron, a muon and two b-tagged jets in the final state in pp collisions at [Formula: see text] TeV with the ATLAS detector., The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields, vol. 77 no. 4 (January, 2017), pp. 220 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Aaboud, M; Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abdallah, J; Abdinov, O; Abeloos, B; AbouZeid, OS; Abraham, NL; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abreu, R; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Adachi, S; Adamczyk, L; Adams, DL; Adelman, J; Adomeit, S; Adye, T; Affolder, AA; Agatonovic-Jovin, T; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Ahlen, SP; Ahmadov, F; Aielli, G; Akerstedt, H; Åkesson, TPA; Akimov, AV; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albrand, S; Alconada Verzini, MJ; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexander, G; Alexopoulos, T; Alhroob, M; Ali, B et al., Measurement of the W boson polarisation in [Formula: see text] events from pp collisions at [Formula: see text] = 8 TeV in the lepton + jets channel with ATLAS., The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields, vol. 77 no. 4 (January, 2017), pp. 264 [doi]  [abs].
  5. Aad, G; Abbott, B; Abdallah, J; Abdinov, O; Abeloos, B; Aben, R; Abolins, M; AbouZeid, OS; Abramowicz, H; Abreu, H; Abreu, R; Abulaiti, Y; Acharya, BS; Adamczyk, L; Adams, DL; Adelman, J; Adomeit, S; Adye, T; Affolder, AA; Agatonovic-Jovin, T; Agricola, J; Aguilar-Saavedra, JA; Ahlen, SP; Ahmadov, F; Aielli, G; Akerstedt, H; Åkesson, TPA; Akimov, AV; Alberghi, GL; Albert, J; Albrand, S; Alconada Verzini, MJ; Aleksa, M; Aleksandrov, IN; Alexa, C; Alexander, G; Alexopoulos, T; Alhroob, M et al., Performance of algorithms that reconstruct missing transverse momentum in [Formula: see text]= 8 TeV proton-proton collisions in the ATLAS detector., The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields, vol. 77 no. 4 (January, 2017), pp. 241 [doi]  [abs].

Highlight:
Professor Goshaw current research is focused on the study of Nature's most massive particles, the W and Z bosons (carriers of the weak force) and the top quark (discovered in 1994). These studies have been carried out using 1.96 TeV proton-antiproton collisions provided by Fermilab's Tevatron, and analyzed using the CDF detector. Current studies concentrate on measurements of the tri-linear coupling among the photon, W boson and Z boson, as tests of the non-abelian character of the electroweak force carriers.

His research in the next five years will be focused on searches for phenomena beyond those predicted by the Standard Model, using precision measurements of the production of high energy photons, leptons and penetrating neutral particles such as neutrinos. In 2012, this research will be carried out at the high energy frontier using the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Miaoyuan Liu  
  • Jainrong Deng  
  • Michael Kirby  
  • Marina Brozovic  
  • Jay Dittmann  
  • Susanne Hauger  
  • Charles Loomis  
  • Thomas Carter  
  • Grace Mendez  
  • Charles Wild  
  • Norman Morgan  
  • Andrea Palonek  
  • Thomas Glanzman  
  • Piermaria Oddone  
Postdocs Mentored

  • Andrea Bocci (October, 2005 - present)  
  • Yimei Huang (2002/05-2003/12)  
  • Peter Tamburello (1997/09-2002/05)